By PHIL KABLER
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Even though June 2018 revenue collections of $419.51 million fell short of June 2017 collections by $45.6 million, they were sufficient to allow the state to wrap up the 2017-18 budget year with a $20.2 million surplus, figures from the state Budget Office show.
Overall tax collections of $4.245 billion for the 2017-18 budget year exceeded projections by less than 1 percent, but were up $76.75 million over 2016-17, when the state missed budget estimates by $11 million.
State Department of Revenue officials were not available for comment on the revenue figures Monday afternoon.
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